How to Read a Short Story

Posted June 7, 2017

by: Ruth Strang & R.M.Roberts from their book: "Teen-Age Tales, Book 2, 3rd Edition". The greater your skill in reading short stories, the more you will get out of them. High-level readers of short stories go about it in the following....

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How to Read a Short Story - posted by EarnestBooksCal on June 7, 2017

by: Ruth Strang & R.M.Roberts from their book: "Teen-Age Tales, Book 2, 3rd Edition". The greater your skill in reading short stories, the more you will get out of them. High-level readers of short stories go about it in the following ways: Know the exact meaning of the words used in a particular story and be curious about the meaning of unknown words. Know something about the author and think about the effect of his background on the story. Notice clues to the setting..... read more

The Test of a Teacher is not Difficult. - posted by EarnestBooksCal on May 14, 2013

It is contained in the simple question: "Does he teach a subject, or does he teach students?"  Certainly the teachers are all aware of the primary importance of the human material they have had in their charge.  It is comparatively simple to formulate rules & demonstrate the techniques necessary to achieve a standardized goal.  It is more important to obtain a personal, childlike expression when dealing with young creative spirits, & I.... read more

Reading a Book is Like Traveling - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 16, 2013

“Reading a book, for me at least, is like traveling in someone else's world. If it's a good book, then you feel comfortable and yet anxious to see what's going to happen to you there, what'll be around the next corner. But if it's a lousy book, then it's like going through Secaucus, New Jersey -- it smells and you wish you weren't there, but since you've started the trip, you roll up the windows and breathe through your mouth until you're done.&rdquo.... read more

Quote from Bruno Bettelheim - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 9, 2013

“The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life.”  ?  Bruno Bettelheim read more

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Quote for February 1, 2013 - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 1, 2013

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.  Love of books is the best of all".  Jacqueline Kennedy read more

3 Stages of Reading - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 1, 2013

"When the child learns to read on his own initiative, the first stage of the process consists of looking at the pictures while the story is being read to him."  "The second stage of learning to read consists of 'reading' the story alone-that is, repeating the story as remembered while looking at the familiar pictures."  "In the third stage of learning to read the child says certain parts of the story as they are being read, while her.... read more

Quote from Groucho Marx - posted by EarnestBooksCal on January 31, 2013

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." read more

How To Open A Book - posted by EarnestBooksCal on June 23, 2012

NOTICE: How To Open A Book from "Modern Bookbinding."  Found this in the middle of a book I was given.  Working in bookselling for many years I not only practiced this but taught it to my customers.  Enjoy! Hold the book with its back on a smooth or covered table; let the front board down, then the other, holding the leaves in one hand while you open a few leaves at the back, then a few at the front, and so on, alternately opening back and front.... read more

Book Quote by Winston Churchill - posted by EarnestBooksCal on December 21, 2011

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Hello fellow book lovers.  I have just reduced the price on the 70 copies (of 100), that I have in the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" by Easton Press.  These are lovely Leatherbound, accented in 22kt gold.  Printed on archival paper with gold guilden edges.  The end sheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints to ensure highest quality binding.  This book is bound in genuine.... read more

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"Books are the quietest & most constant of friends; they are the most accessible & wisest of counselors, & the most patient of teachers."  Charles W. Eliot read more

The House Beautiful - posted by EarnestBooksCal on October 5, 2011

         Found this article in a favorite book of mine - "A Passion for Books" by Terry W. Glaspey.  An 1878 book on interior decorating speaks of the importance of books as part of the home's furnishing: For lovers of books...a house without books is no house at all; and in a family where books make a great part of the pleasure of living, they must be where they can be got at without trouble, and what is of more imprortance.... read more

As I Have Grown Older - posted by EarnestBooksCal on July 15, 2011

"As I have grown older, books have only come to play a bigger role in my life.  They have helped me to better understand my world and provided hours of entertainment and diversion.  They have brightened many an overcast day and brought a sense of realism to moments of self-deception.  Because of all that books have done for me, I cannot help but try to point others toward their manifold joys".               .... read more

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I have listed several books by one of my favorite authors, Robert Boardman;  As you read his bio you will see he fought the Japanese in World War ii and was wounded in the South Pacific.  When he became a Christian he went back to Japan as a missionary & learned to forgive his former enemies with the love of Jesus Christ.  "A Higher Honor" is that story. C-Rations for the Warrior's Heart is 31 devotions based on the stories about men who,.... read more

SUMMER READING - posted by EarnestBooksCal on July 8, 2011

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Quality Bible Reference Books - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 10, 2011

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Valentine's Day -14 Feb - posted by EarnestBooksCal on February 3, 2011

hello - as we draw near to Valentine Day it always brings us to the subject of love.  For some it is a hard day, because of the loss of a loved one or a broken relationship.  Remember to be kind & loving toward these hurting souls.  For others it is a time to remind someone special of our love for them.  A great way is a card & a good book about, love, making marriage stronger, understanding men or women better etc.  I have featured some.... read more